Day Tripping: December 1

Blaze of laughter

Richard Pryor was born and raised in his grandmother’s brothel with his prostitute mother. His father LeRoy was a boxer and a pimp. In 1940, the life he entered into forced him to either see humor or perish.

In 1958, Richard joined the US Army and spent nearly the whole two years in prison. He had joined other black soldiers in the beating of a white soldier who was…



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Stuart Englander

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